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Description

Super Monaco GP is a first-person perspective racing game which allows you to race other cars around the famous Monaco Grand Prix course. You first must qualify for a position on the grid by driving round a shortened version of the course on your own. The faster you drive the higher placing on the grid. The actual race has you competing against 19 other drivers and as well as trying to beat them all you must get to checkpoints within a time limit or it is race over. You also have to stay ahead of a certain position which starts at 20th and gets lower the longer the race goes on.

The Genesis version of Super Monaco adds a complete career mode, however. In the career mode, your goal is to win a season of races. Unfortunately, you start with a relatively slow car. By challenging other drivers, you can move to a better team and car, and ultimately win the F1 World Title. As well as the famous Monaco course, others from around the world have been added, to give the game a longer shelf life.

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Super Monaco GP Atari ST Oops
Super Monaco GP Arcade Overtaking
Super Monaco GP Amstrad CPC Choose transmission
Super Monaco GP Game Gear Results

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Alternate Titles

  • "Super Monaco G.P." -- C64 + Amiga title
  • "G.P. Mônaco" -- Brazilian Game Gear title
  • "スーパーモナコGP" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

This is a great racer and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a racing game on the Genesis. Genesis zemonn (173)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Oct, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Mean Machines Genesis Dec, 1990 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Sep, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Player One SEGA Master System Oct, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Apr, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Mar, 1991 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1991 9.2 out of 12 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Oct, 1990 8.8 out of 12 73
Génération 4 Game Gear Nov, 1990 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com SEGA Master System Jul 14, 2009 8 out of 20 40

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Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Driving Games (Check 'em out)
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • October 1990 (Issue 15) - Best Sports-Themed Game

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